vowed then and there to do his time, educate himself and become a contributing member to society. what followed was an undergraduate degree, a masters degree. he was on his way to a phd until the warden shut that down. >> the warden said this is a threat to our security. we're not a university. this is a prison. >> still michael says that enabled him to focus on writing, aided at that point by his wife carroll. they met while michael was behind bars and have been married ten years now. while in prison, michael published more than half a dozen books about his experience and prison life in general. professors around the country began adding his works to their courses. it was one school that decided to add michael himself. >> i said really? it was an amazing moment for me to think this university was going to hire me. >> the transition was not without the bumps. >> the biggest surprise was learning how to drive. i didn't know that i had forgotten how to drive. i didn't know when i forgot or that i didn't know how to drive. when i got behind the wheel i realized i don't know how to drive.